While Isabelle Hau has come a long way, she’s almost back where she started.
The Monash University final year medical student was born at Monash Medical Centre in 1994 and will begin her medical career as a junior doctor at Monash Health next year.
“I chose to study medicine after taking a psychology elective in high school, when I decided I wanted to become a psychiatrist,” said Isabelle.
“The other driving factors for becoming a doctor are my curiosity in people, a desire to help others and a need for intellectual stimulation.”
Isabelle’s undergraduate medical training included clinical placements at Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital and Casey Hospital. In Year 3 she was also the Monash University Medical Undergraduates’ Society (MUMUS) Clinical School Student Liaison.
“My placements have shown me that Monash Health creates supportive work environments and employs genuinely caring staff—these experiences have left a positive and lasting impression on me,” said Isabelle.
While she’s still keeping an open mind about her future medical career, Isabelle is considering specialising in critical care as she particularly enjoyed her emergency medicine and anaesthetics rotations.
“I’m very excited to start work as a junior doctor and learn amongst friends at Monash health in 2017.”
“It will be a privilege to give back to Monash Health and the Monash community.”
Isabelle thanks and acknowledges the tremendous support she’s received from her family, friends and doctors who have nurtured and guided her.